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ISSUE: Volume 42, Number 8: October 15, 2004

Neuroscience Research Facility dedication is Oct. 15

Everyone is cordially invited to the dedication ceremony for the Neuroscience Research Facility at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15. The new $3 million, 14,000-square-foot facility is located at the corner of Hamline and Fifth Ave. N. (just west of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences).

President Charles Kupchella will preside during the ceremony. It is expected that remarks will be made by Sen. Byron Dorgan, H. David Wilson, vice president for health affairs and dean of the medical school; Mike Ebadi, associate vice president for health affairs; a representative of the State Board of Higher Education, and Michael Brown, Grand Forks mayor and a medical school alumnus.

The Neuroscience Research Facility is a state-of-the-art structure which houses laboratories for medical school neuroscientists and their assistants who are working to discover new knowledge of how the brain functions at its most basic level. Researchers will focus on increasing scientific understanding of the causes of neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Lou Gehrig’s (ALS) disease, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy and others. The research also has application for furthering our knowledge of the mechanisms in the brain which lead to drug-seeking behavior and addiction.

Ground was broken in September 2003 for the one-story-plus-basement structure which was built with funds from the federal Health Resources Services Administration. Construction will begin soon on a $1 million addition to this building on the north side.

– School of Medicine and Health Sciences.


Flight ops records department hosts open house

The records department at flight operations is now located in their permanent spot at the airport. Thanks to everyone for their patience while the renovation was going on. In celebration, there will be an open house held Thursday, Oct. 14, from 2 to 4 p.m. Come by and see the newly constructed office and enjoy a cup of hot cider and a cookie.

– Christine Naas, special events, UND Aerospace.


English will dedicate alumni book collection Oct. 15

The English Department will dedicate its distinguished alumni book collection at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, in 109 Merrifield Hall. The collection, a permanent display, honors the successes of its many alums, especially those who have published books. Refreshments will be served and some of the writers in the collection will attend. An open house before and after the Homecoming Parade Saturday morning, Oct. 16, will ensure that out-of-town alums will have an opportunity to view the collection.

The many alumni writers represented in the collection, one book each (many have published quite a few more), readily demonstrates the rich variety of possibilities open to students of English. There will be familiar literary names: Maxwell Anderson, Jon Hassler, Tom McGrath, and Larry Watson. But it is clear that from the Pulitzer Prize winning plays of Anderson to the commercial writing of Darwin Holmstrom’s The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Motorcycles; from Laurel Reuter’s influential book on textile art to popular romance and mystery writing (Janet Spaeth), westerns (Peter Brandvold), and works for young people (Jane Kurtz and Emily Rhoads Johnson), not to mention the straight-up literary criticism of Carter Kaplan, Lowell Gallagher, and Peter Fritzell – there seems to be no limit to where time spent in UND’s English department might eventually lead.

– James McKenzie, professor and chair, English.


Seminar will discuss treating neuropsychological disorders

The Center of Biomedical Research Excellence Pathophysiology of Neurodegenerative Disease and pharmacology, physiology and therapeutics is sponsoring a seminar Friday, Oct. 15, at 11 a.m. in 3933 Medical School. David Patterson, director of the Eleanor Roosevelt Institute and professor of biological sciences at the University of Denver, will present “The Use of Mouse Models to Understand and Treat Down Syndrome, autism, and Other Neuropsychological Disorders.” All are invited to attend. Please note the time change of this seminar, which has been moved up to 11 a.m.

– Pharmacology, physiology and therapeutics.


Biology hosts seminar

The biology department will host a seminar Friday, Oct. 15, at noon in 141 Starcher Hall. Erica Fleishman will present “Surrogate-Based Approaches for Predicting Species Richness of Multiple Taxonomic Groups.” Dr. Fleishman is from the Center for Conservation Biology at Stanford University.
All are welcome.

– Biology department.


Alumni will present geology lecture

In celebration of the Department of Geology and Geological Engineering awarding the Arthur Gray Leonard Medal to Gerald Groenewold, director of the Energy & Environmental Research Center, UND alumni Edward Murphy and John Hoganson of the North Dakota Geological Survey, Bismarck, will present “Geological Observations of the Lewis & Clark Expedition in North Dakota.”

The noon presentation will be held Friday, Oct. 15, in 100 Leonard Hall (Lecture Bowl). This seminar is part of the geology and geological engineering Leading Edge of Earth and Planetary Science (LEEPS) lecture program, which brings nationally and internationally known scientists to UND to give talks on cutting-edge science and engineering. Lectures cover a wide range of topics, including academic science, applied engineering, and environmental issues of current significance.

For more information, contact me.

– Joseph Hartman, geology and geological engineering, 777-5055.


Families invited to attend classes

As a part of Family Weekend 2004, families of UND students have been invited to attend class with their students. We hope this event will help highlight the strong academic environment of the University and give families a real sense of the classroom experience their student enjoys at UND. This event will be held Friday, Oct. 15, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. If visitors to your classroom on this date are not appropriate (available chairs, exams, etc.), please contact Rochelle Bollman at 777-6468 or with your concerns. Last year we had only a handful of families take advantage of this opportunity. They reported, however, that it was a good experience.

– Kenton Pauls, director of enrollment services.


Engelstad Arena lists events

Following are events at the Ralph Engelstad Arena.

Ralph Engelstad Arena is proud to announce that Incubus with special guest The Music will perform Monday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now. There is a special UND student price of $29.50; all other seats are $33.50. Students must present a student ID and purchase their tickets at the REA box office. There is a limit of two tickets per ID.

2004 Homecoming show: Martin Short
The 2004 Homecoming show will feature A Musical Evening with Martin Short at the Chester Fritz Auditorium Friday, Oct. 15, 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale now. Faculty, staff, and students will receive $6 off the regular ticket prices of $25 and $39. The discounted tickets can only be purchased at the Chester Fritz or Ralph Engelstad Arena box offices, and a valid UND ID is required.

2005 IIHF World Junior Championship
Single game tickets for the 2005 IIHF World Junior Championship are now on sale. For more information or to order tickets log on to and click on the World Junior logo at the bottom of the page.

Volunteers needed
Be a part of the excitement. Sign up to be a volunteer for the 2005 IIHF World Junior Championship Dec. 25 to Jan. 4. Positions include game ushers, ticket takers, credential checkers, information booths and assisting with World Junior Jam at the Alerus. Register online at under volunteers.

— Ralph Engelstad Arena.


North Country Fiddle presents concert, barn dance

North Country Fiddle and Dance presents The Porch Stompers from Central Iowa in concert, with a barn dance to follow. They play New England contras, barn-dance style squares, and French-Canadian circle mixers. All dances will be taught. It will be held Saturday, Oct. 16, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Grand Forks Senior Center Auditorium, 620 Fourth Ave. S. Admission is $5; $3 for students, children and seniors.

– Jan Orvik, editor, for North Country Fiddle and Dance.


Grad committee lists meeting agenda

The graduate committee will meet Monday, Oct. 18, from 3:05 to 5 p.m. in 305 Twamley Hall. The agenda will include:

1. Approval of minutes from Oct. 11.

2. Application by mechanical engineering to offer ME 464, Computational Fluid Dynamics for graduate credit.

3. Request by history to offer a new course: History 450, European Social History.

4. Physics has the following requests:
a. Request for change in prerequisites for Physics 431, Quantum Mechanics I.
b. Request for change in course description for Physics 460, Introduction to Astrophysics.
c. Request for change in course description for Physics 461, Introduction to Astrophysics II.
d. Request for change in program requirements for Physics, Master of Science program.

5. Linguistics has the following requests:
a. Request for change in course description and co-requisites for Linguistics 506, Field Methods.
b. Request for change in course title, course description, and co-requisites for Linguistics 520, Foundational Issues of Community-based Literacy in Multilingual Societies.
c. Request for change in course description and co-requisites for Linguistics 521, Literacy Program Planning and Management.
d. Request for change in course description and a change in co-requisites for Linguistics 522, Materials and Methods in Literacy.
e. Request for new course: Linguistics 519, Introduction to Literacy Principles.
f. Request for new course: Linguistics 511, Translation of Texts: Theory and Practice.
g. Request for new course: Linguistics 530, Introduction to Writing Systems.

6. Matters arising.

— Joseph Benoit, dean, graduate school.


UND, United Way partner for volunteer and community service expo

Four organizations — Volunteer Bridge, the nonprofit leadership certificate program, career services, and the Center for Community Engagement — and The United Way are partnering to sponsor “Building Bridges: A Volunteer and Community Service Expo” Oct. 18-23. The week-long event will feature speakers, panels and the first ever nonprofit career fair. Through this event, students, faculty and staff can attend and learn how volunteering and community service can open doors to careers in the nonprofit sector.

On Monday, Oct. 18, at 11:30 a.m. in the Loading Dock in the Memorial Union, Tony Trimarco (director of the Memorial Union) will present “How Volunteer Opportunities Can Become Job Opportunities.” Trimarco uses humor and storytelling to get his message across. He has a passion for volunteering and has been involved in many projects in the Greater Grand Forks community.

Following Trimarco’s presentation at 12:30 p.m. in the Loading Dock, Farrah Thoreson, new to UND, will present “An Introduction to Service Learning.” She will inform both faculty and students about learning opportunities available to the classroom through service learning. Thoreson is the AmeriCorps VISTA service learning coordinator with the Center for Community Engagement. Pizza will be served to the first 50 attendees.

The Tuesday, Oct. 19, presentation, to begin at 11:30 a.m., will feature a panel of professionals from nonprofit agencies who will address the issue of what majors can find careers in the nonprofit sector. The discussion will take place in the Fred Orth Lecture Bowl on the second floor of the Memorial Union. Deb Reierson, United Way; Ben Klipfel, Marketing Services Partnership; Diane Blair, East Grand Forks Chamber of Commerce; and Job Christenson, North Dakota Ballet Company are the panelists on Tuesday. Heather Helgeson, program coordinator of the Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program, will facilitate this discussion. If you are wondering what career opportunities await you in the nonprofit sector, these professionals can answer your questions.

At 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, a panel of students will discuss how volunteering has impacted their lives. Kelly Aho, Christina Sambor, Scott Holdman, Annie Beck and Jessica Kuipers will talk about volunteering and what they have gotten from it. The panel discussion will take place in the Fred Orth Lecture Bowl in the Memorial Union.

The very first nonprofit career fair will take place Thursday, Oct. 21, 9 a.m. to noon in the River Valley Room. Nonprofit agencies from the area will attend. Since these agencies do not participate in the career fair sponsored by Career Services, students will be able to get information about other career opportunities.

Participants at each event will be able to register for door prizes that will be given away at the end of the career fair. Everyone is invited.

Friday and Saturday, Oct. 22-23, have been set aside as days of service. On Friday the UND community is encouraged to find a way to make a difference in someone else’s life. Students, faculty, and staff can locate volunteer opportunities at the Volunteer Bridge office on the main floor of the Memorial Union. Throughout the week, a collection box will be available for donating to the Undies Sundays project. On Saturday, everyone is encouraged to help count the donations that were collected for United Way’s Undies Sundays project at the Salvation Army. If you want more information, please contact Volunteer Bridge at 777-4076.


Ludtke talks about difficulties in rural eldercare in next faculty lecture

Young people are flocking to cities. The attraction of bright lights and opportunity is tempting, but as a result of this exodus, Richard Ludtke, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Rural Health, has found that the capacity for informal care for the elderly in rural areas has declined with the youth.

The faculty lecture series continues Tuesday, Oct. 19, in the Memorial Union’s Fred Orth Lecture Bowl at 4:30 p.m. (a reception starts at 4 p.m.). Ludtke will present “Aging in North Dakota: Observations on Urban, Rural and Frontier Patterns.” His presentation is the accumulation of years of work studying the elderly in this state.

According to Ludtke, population patterns of North Dakota tend to show that more young adults are moving to urban areas. They are leaving rural areas and frontier counties – those sparsely populated counties that don’t have enough people to support a complete array of long-term care services. The lack of population in rural and frontier areas will, according to Ludtke, “affect the capacity to respond to eldercare.”

The problem of elder care is compounded because the elderly live longer, often with chronic disease. Ludtke has found that as young adults leave rural areas, the elderly are likely to have reduced access to family caregivers when they often need the most attention.

The faculty lecture series is sponsored by the Chester Fritz Distinguished Professors and is supported by the president’s office. Albert Fivizzani, professor of biology, is on the advisory committee and summed up the intention of the lecture series: “It provides a forum for individual faculty members to share their information and research to the campus and to the community as well.”

“I am encouraged with the effort to make information available for the formation of rural policy. I am glad the issue has raised attention, and I hope it has an impact on improved planning throughout the nation,” Ludtke said.

Ludtke’s work on health policy has been extensive. A Lakota, N.D., native, he has been on the faculty for 35 years. His work includes involvement with the National Resource Center on Native American Aging at the Center for Rural Health.


Theology for Lunch program considers faith and politics

Please join the Campus Ministry Association for free lunch and conversation as they host the fall semester Theology for Lunch series, Faith and Politics, Tuesdays through Oct. 26, from noon to 1 p.m. at Christus Rex Lutheran Campus Center. The following individuals will share their reflections on the ways in which faith influences their personal responses in the political arena. Bring a friend!

Tuesday, Oct. 19, Tom Dennis, Grand Forks Herald opinion editor.

Tuesday, Oct. 26, Mikey Hoeven, North Dakota first lady.

— Lisa Burger (student academic services), on behalf of the Campus Ministry Association (St. Thomas Aquinas Newman Center, United Campus Ministry, Wittenberg Lutheran Chapel, and Christus Rex Lutheran Campus Center).


Wagner seminar includes Ring showing

The Department of Music’s seminar on “Richard Wagner and Wagnerism” will sponsor a complete showing of Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen (with English subtitles) in a performance by the Metropolitan Opera with James Levine. The four operas of the Ring will be shown in the Campbell Recital Hall, Hughes Fine Arts Center, on these Wednesdays: Oct. 20 (Das Rheingold), Oct. 27 (Die Walküre), Nov. 3 (Siegfried), and Nov. 17 (Götterdämmerung). All showings begin at 4:30 p.m. Admission is free.

– Christopher Anderson, music.


Fall leadership workshop series planned

The fall 2004 leadership workshop series will be held Wednesdays at 3 p.m. through Oct. 20 in the Badlands Room at the Memorial Union. The schedule follows:

Oct. 20: “Volunteering - One Step Closer to Your New Career,” Karen Frisch, Salvation Army.

All students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend any part of the series, and we ask that faculty and staff inform their students of the upcoming presentations. The series is offered free of charge and pre-registration is not necessary.

It is sponsored by the Memorial Union Center for Student Involvement and Leadership. Call 777-2898 for further information.

– Jenni Glick, project coordinator for leadership development.


Art department hosts faculty show

The art department will hold a faculty show through Thursday, Nov. 4, at the Col. Eugene E. Myers Art Gallery, Hughes Fine Arts Center. A reception for the artists is set for Wednesday, Oct. 20, from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information call 777-2257.

-- Art department.


TIAA-CREF offers seminar on “Women and Investing”

TIAA-CREF is providing a presentation on “Women and Investing. A Woman’s Money, A Woman’s Future.” This presentation targets women’s issues through four life-stages and highlights why planning is critical. Topics include the importance of participating in an employer plan, taking advantage of tax-deferred investing, choosing appropriate investment products, things to consider if suddenly single, and how to leave a legacy to heirs.

The presentation will be given on Wednesday, Oct. 20, from 4 to 6 p.m. or Thursday, Oct. 21, from 10 a.m. to noon. The presenter will be Molly Melanson Perry of TIAA-CREF.

For registration and location information you may choose one of the following: phone: 777-2128; e-mail; or go online at


Panel to discuss pros and cons of service-learning

A panel of UND faculty members will discuss the pros and cons of service learning during “Make a Difference Week” Thursday, Oct. 21, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in 116 Merrifield Hall.

Participating on the panel to discuss the relevance of service learning to higher education will be Donald Poochigian, philosophy; Daphne Stevens, sociology; Burt Thorp, interdisciplinary studies; and Jeanne Anderegg, honors. Lana Rakow, Center for Community Engagement, will moderate the panel.

Background readings for the discussion, An Apologie for Service Learning by Marvin D.L. Lansverk and Why Service Learning is Bad by John W. Eby, are available at these addresses:

The panel is sponsored by the Center for Community Engagement and the office of instructional development. A box lunch will be provided to those who reserve in advance by calling 777-4998.

– Center for Community Engagement.


India Dance Ballet to perform at Chester Fritz

Gajamukha, “The Story of the Elephant-Headed God,” Dance Ballet of India, will appear in the Chester Fritz Auditorium Thursday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. The event is open to the public and admission is free.

Faculty are urged to encourage students to attend this cultural event. More performance details are available at, including information on dancers, dance styles, the orchestra, music of the ballet, musical instruments, music composers, and lyrical composers.

This event is sponsored by the Multicultural Awareness Committee (MAC), a standing committee of UND Student Government, and co-sponsored by the UND Division of Academic Affairs in association with the India Students Cultural Association and the International Centre.

Portland artist and National Dance Project Grant recipient Jayanthi Raman will present this new full-length ballet as part of the tour of performances in 30 cities in the United States this fall.

The tour is funded in part by the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts, with lead funding from National Endowment for the Arts and Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Additional funding was provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and The Ford Foundation.

– Bonnie Solberg, advisor, Multicultural Awareness Committee.


Pro Musica concerts benefit North Dakota’s Aeolian-Skinner organ

UND music faculty will appear in concert for the Pro Musica series Thursday, Oct. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in First Presbyterian Church, 5555 S. Washington St., Grand Forks. The Department of Music includes 16 full-time faculty and several lecturers, representing disciplines as diverse as performance, music education, music therapy, composition, and music history and theory. The music faculty are pleased to support the Pro Musica series and the organ renovation project, since the Aeolian-Skinner instrument has served the department as the principal teaching and performance organ for four years.

Faculty performers include Jeff Anvinson, Royce Blackburn, Michael Blake, Sharon Boschee, Anne Christopherson, Therese Costes, Eric Lawson, Jennifer Moore, James Popejoy, and Elizabeth Rheude. The concert is open to the public. Admission is $15 for adults and $5 for students or $30 for a family to benefit the organ project.

– Music department.


Free concert is gift from Norwegian government

Well-known singer-songwriter-guitarist Lillebjorn Nilsen from Oslo, Norway, will play a free concert for the public at the Chester Fritz Auditorium Friday, Oct. 22, 8 p.m. The concert is a gift from the Norwegian government, a way of saying “thanks!” to the University of North Dakota for hosting this year’s Norway Seminar for Professors of Norwegian in North America.

Lillebjorn Nilsen [bio translated by Faythe Thureen, UND instructor of Norwegian.]

Lillebjørn has been singing since the sixties. His debut record “Tilbake,” which came out in 1971, was closely followed by others. Throughout the years and decades, Lillebjørn has received prestigious prizes and been honored for outstanding contributions as a performing artist. In 1995, he received Denmark’s first folk music prize.

During his career, Lillebjørn has published several books combining guitar and song. These songbooks are pulled out around the campfire, in schools, and in kids’ rooms where chords are instilled in fingers. Everyone knows Lillebjørn.
Lillebjørn plays several stringed instruments, including guitar, banjo, mandolin and Hardanger fiddle. His repertoire encompasses Norwegian folksongs in his own arrangements, his own translations of songs from other countries, and not least his own lyrics and melodies.

In a simple and down to earth manner, Lillebjørn has set words to everyday concepts, and his songs have always gone home with both young and old.

In addition to numerous tours in Norway and other Nordic countries, he has peformed at large festivals in Europe and the USA. He also joined other musicians to form two successful groups which played to full houses and sold hundreds of thousands of records.

In 1996, Lillebjørn released a double album of 40 of his best and most well known songs. In 2005, he will celebrate his 55th birthday.

For information, contact Faythe Thureen, Norwegian instructor in the UND Department of Languages, (701) 777-4652,


Professors of Norwegian will attend seminar on campus; Norwegian government sponsors free concert

The Norway Seminar for professors of Norwegian in North America, sponsored by the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will take place on campus Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 21-23. Approximately 45 professors from colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada, in addition to special lecturers and other dignitaries, will be at UND by invitation of the Norwegian government. The topic this year is Norwegian Children’s Literature and Culture. Included in the delegation from the Norwegian government will be the following staff from The Royal Norwegian Consulate General in New York: Liv Morch Finborud, consul general of Norway, N.Y.; Eva Moksnes Vincent, consul, director of the Norwegian Information Service in the U.S.; Silje Roalsvik, coordinator of international education.
In addition, The Norwegian Embassy in Washington, D.C., will send a member of the press to Grand Forks for the Norway Seminar.

The Norway Seminar will open Thursday, Oct. 21, with a welcome reception at the home of President and Adele Kupchella. A concert, open to the public, is set for Friday, Oct. 22, at 8 p.m. in the Chester Fritz Auditorium. Well-known singer-songwriter-guitarist Lillebjorn Nilsen from Oslo, Norway, will play.

There is no admission charge. This is a gift to UND and the community from the Norwegian government in appreciation for hosting this year’s Norway Seminar.

– Faythe Thureen, languages.


Psychology plans colloquium

The psychology department will host a colloquium in which Linda Langley, assistant professor at NDSU, will present “Adult Age-Related Changes in Selective Attention and Visual Search.” It will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, in 302 Corwin/Larimore Hall. Everyone is welcome.

– Psychology department.


Space studies will host star parties

The space studies department will host a series of public star parties in September and October to raise awareness of astronomy and the department’s plans to build a professional observatory. Star parties will begin at 8 p.m. each Friday in September and October at the observatory site near Emerado. Visitors will be able to use the telescopes and learn about fund raising efforts for the new $2 million observatory.

Directions to the UND observatory: Take Highway 2 west out of Grand Forks for approximately 10 miles. At mile marker 346, turn left onto a gravel road. After passing several homes and crossing railroad tracks, turn right at the T-intersection. Drive one-half mile and take the first left. The observatory will be about one-half mile down the road on the left.

Please call me at 777-4896 with any questions.

– Paul Hardersen, assistant professor, space studies.


An evening of cabaret set for Oct. 24

Job Christenson will present an evening of cabaret at the Blue Moose Restaurant Sunday, Oct. 24. He will sing some of his favorite old standards as well as selections from Josh Groban, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Stephen Sondheim, and some classic American pop tunes. Christenson has performed on Broadway and on national tours that include “Cats” and “Ragtime.” Marlys Murphy will accompany him on piano. Join them for a night of real New York style cabaret.
The program starts at 5 and 7 p.m. in the Minnesota Room of the Blue Moose. Tickets are $10; call the Blue Moose for reservations at (218) 773-6516 or purchase at the door. All proceeds will benefit the North Dakota Ballet Company.

– Jan Orvik, editor, for Kristen Borysewicz.


Writer to discuss hurricane flight

Travel writer Scott Olsen will visit UND to talk about his recent adventure, “Hunting the Hurricane.” Olson, who is professor of English and committee chair of environmental studies at Concordia College in Moorhead, will be at Clifford Hall, Room 210, on Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 7:30 p.m.

Olsen recently flew with a news crew and weather scientists hunting Hurricane Ivan. He will show footage of that flight, and describe how writers work from notes, outlines, and drafts to full manuscripts. If you write, fly, or watch the weather, come join this conversation with Olsen.

This event is sponsored by Aerospace Sciences and the English department. For more information, contact Fred Remer at 777-4055 or Sherry O’Donnell at 777-3943.


Please announce “Keep Going” program to students

Student Academic Services is coordinating the annual “Keep Going” program Tuesday through Thursday, Oct. 26-28. This is a refresher on using Web ALFI, the UND catalog, etc., as students prepare to register for the spring semester.
Topics include how to use Web ALFI, general education requirements, the advisement process, advisor and student roles, and using the catalog and time schedule. Sessions will be held in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl, and are set for: Tuesday, Oct. 28: 1 to 2 p.m.; Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2 to 3 p.m.; Thursday, Oct. 28, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.; and Thursday, Oct. 28, 1 to 2 p.m. Each session will cover the topics above.

– Student academic services.


North Dakota Museum of Art to hold live art auction

The North Dakota Museum of Art will hold its sixth annual autumn Art Auction Saturday, Oct. 30. The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with music by Jazz on Tap and appetizers donated by the Bronze Boot, Green Mill, Whitey’s, the Museum Café, and the Blue Moose. The live auction starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.
Museum Director Laurel Reuter commented that “with this auction we have chosen to bet on our audience by including several large paintings priced at the high end of our market. That gives patrons a range of art objects from $150 to $7,000. She pointed out that one of the top prices in last year’s auction, Alec Soth’s photograph of a houseboat on the Mississippi, was $1,250 and it is now worth five times that amount.

The 37 pieces of art are now on display at the Museum and online at or may be viewed in the catalog. They range from woven Indian baskets to abstract works to traditional oil paintings. They will be auctioned by Burton Onofrio, who has run art auctions for 26 years in Rochester, Minn.

Absentee bidding is possible by mail or telephone. Call the Museum at 777-4195 to order tickets $25 in advance, $30 at the door), receive an auction catalog, or register for absentee bidding. The ticket price includes wine and hors d’oeuvres beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Reuter will preview the works and lead an informal discussion about them and their creators on Thursday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

The auction is underwritten by High Plains Reader, KVLY/TV and KXJB/TV, Leighton Broadcasting, Marshall Field’s and North Dakota Public Radio. The exhibition is funded in part by a general operating grant from the Bush Foundation.

The Museum is located on Centennial Drive in Grand Forks. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends. Call 777-4195 for information on current exhibitions, the Museum Café, or the Museum Gift Shop.

– North Dakota Museum of Art.


Agenda items due for Nov. 4 U Senate meeting

The University senate will meet Thursday, Nov. 4, at 4:05 p.m. in Room 7, Gamble Hall. Agenda items for this meeting are due in the registrar’s office by noon Thursday, Oct. 21. They may be submitted electronically to It is recommended that some detail be included in the agenda items submitted.

– Nancy Krogh (registrar), secretary, University senate.


Proposals due for Nov. 5 IRB meeting

The institutional review board will meet at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, in 305 Twamley Hall to consider all research proposals submitted to the office of research and program development before Monday, Oct. 25. Proposals received later will be considered only if a quorum has reviewed them and time permits.

Clinical medical projects must be reviewed by the clinical medical subcommittee before they are brought to the full board. Proposals for these projects are due in research and program development Monday, Oct. 18.

Minutes from the meeting will be available in the ORPD approximately one week after the meeting.

– John Madden (communication sciences and disorders), chair, institutional review board.


Incubus will play the Ralph

Incubus will perform live at Ralph Engelstad Arena Monday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m., with opening act The Music. Born in the suburbs of Calabas, Calif., the early funk-metal sound of Incubus was heavily influenced by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, but broadened over the next few years to incorporate thrash, rap-metal, post-grunge rock, and metal. Concert tickets are $33.50 for the general public and $29.50 for area college and high school students with valid ID. Tickets go on sale Saturday, Sept. 18, at 10 a.m. Purchase your tickets at all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 772-5151 or online at the

– Ralph Engelstad Arena.


NCBI molecular resource training offered

National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) molecular resource training will be offered Thursday and Friday, Nov. 18 and 19. The NCBI presents “A Field Gide to GenBank and NCBI Molecular Biology Resources,” a lecture from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl, and hands-on computer workshop (Nov. 18 and 19) on GenBank and related databases covering effective use of the Entrez databases and search service, the BLAST similarity search engine, genome data and related resources.

The training features the NCBI assembly and annotation of human, mouse and rat genomes, the updated map viewer genome displays, the new genome-specific BLAST pages, the new NCBI curated conserved domains, and Cn3D 4.1.

For more information on this free class presented by NCBI, go to

Workshops will be held in the Karl Christian Wold Bioinformation Learning Resources Center, lower level computer lab, Room B320B, Medical Science building, Thursday and Friday.

Attendance at the lecture is a prerequisite for the hands-on workshops.
Workshop session #1: Thursday, Nov. 18, 1 to 3 p.m. (25 seats); workshop session #2: Thursday, Nov. 18, 3:15 to 5:15 p.m. (25 seats); and workshop session #3: Friday, Nov. 19, 8 to 10 a.m. (25 seats).

For more information and/or to register contact me by Friday, Nov. 11.

– Barbara Knight, Harley E. French Library of the Health Sciences,


Libraries will migrate to new software system

The three on-campus libraries will migrate to a new computer system this fall. Following is information for each library.

Chester Fritz Library
The Chester Fritz Library is in the process of switching to a new computer system to replace computer software that will not be supported in the future. The goal of this project is to introduce more advanced computer technology that will enhance all library services.

During the next few months, you may see library staff taking extra steps to check out books. There may be some services such as online renewals that will not be available. You may also find due dates are extended to accommodate project activities. The current online public catalog will not change during the fall semester, and the library will deliver materials to the stacks as quickly as possible during the implementation of the new system. However, there may be delays in processing some materials. There should not be any disruption in accessing electronic databases or e-journals.

The new computer software and hardware will provide improved tools for both library staff and users. We look forward to introducing the new “gateway” to the public catalog by the beginning of the spring semester.

This project is separate from the ConnectND/PeopleSoft project, which is also being implemented at UND. The new computer system will be operated by the Online Dakota Information Network (ODIN), which supports all North Dakota University System libraries and selected public, school and special libraries throughout the State.
The goal during the next few months is to implement the new library computer system with as little inconvenience to the user as possible. The library staff would like to thank you in advance for your assistance during the implementation. If you have any questions about the project, please contact me at 777-2189.

— Wilbur Stolt, director of libraries.

Library of the Health Sciences

Thormodsgard Law Library
The Library of the Health Sciences and the Thormodsgard Law Library are migrating to a new computer system for ODIN, along with the Chester Fritz Library. The time frame for the transition is similar to that of the Chester Fritz Library. By the beginning of the spring semester, the new ODIN interface will be in place.

While migration is in process, it will be necessary for library staff to run the old system along with the new one. Therefore some procedures, such as book check-out of materials, may take a little longer. There may be delays in processing newly acquired books, but if a user needs a new book quickly we will make arrangements to provide it. Journals will continue to be displayed and made available for use as they arrive.

We appreciate your patience during this transition. We believe you will find the new system with its enhanced features easy to use.

– Lila Pedersen, director, Library of the Health Sciences, and Gary Gott, director, Thormodsgard Law Library.


American Indian Student Services offers proposal development incentive project

The American Indian Student Services Proposal Development Incentive Project is an exciting opportunity that provides grant writing seed money to be utilized for the development of new American Indian-related initiatives.
As you may be aware, President Kupchella has a goal of promoting UND as a national leader in American Indian higher education. Given that there are currently 27 American Indian-related programs on campus, we are well on our way to realizing that goal.

American Indians constitute the largest and fastest growing ethnic minority in the state of North Dakota. UND has a long and successful history of collaboration with the tribes, tribal entities, tribal schools, and tribal community colleges within the state.

Currently, there are over 400 American Indian students enrolled at UND. Through American Indian-related programs and initiatives, we are helping to build stronger American Indian communities across the state and nation – one successful student at a time.

A brochure is available describing the American Indian Student Services Proposal Development Incentive Project. For a copy, call 777-4291. Given our campus commitment to diversity, this could be an opportunity for your department to implement a program of support for recruiting American Indian students to your area.

Be assured that our office will be a collaborating partner in the development and implementation of your program, and are willing to assist you as much as possible.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity, please contact Leigh Jeanotte, AISS director, at 777-3296, or Donna Brown, AISS assistant director, at 777-2949.


Submit requests now to use SGID process

If you are interested in using the SGID (Small Group Instructional Development) process for gathering midterm feedback from your students, please submit your request as soon as possible. This process is appropriate for teachers in any kind of course (from first year to grad, of varying sizes, and in any discipline) and for any faculty member. New faculty may appreciate the opportunity to gain more insight into their students’ perceived needs, while more senior faculty often welcome the opportunity to stay in touch with a constantly evolving student body or to gain feedback from students during course revision or development.

To request an SGID, please contact Jana Hollands at 777-4998 or For more information about the process, contact Joan Hawthorne at 777-6381 or


Unsatisfactory progress forms due Oct. 15

Unsatisfactory progress report forms are due in the registrar’s office by noon Friday, Oct. 15. Please adhere to the following procedures to assure that accurate and adequate information is transmitted to students.

1. The departmental office picks up forms Wednesday morning, Oct. 6, and transmits them to teaching faculty through routine procedures.

2. Faculty complete a form for each class section.
NOTE: Forms for all sections are to be completed and returned. If no students are deficient, the blank sheet must be signed and returned. It is considered verification that the instructor considers no students to be deficient at this time.

3. If the form includes names of students who have never attended class, mark them as failing. This information should initiate action by the student to correct any error in registration prior to the last day to drop (Friday, Nov. 5).

4. If a student is attending a class and the name is not listed on the deficiency form, it indicates that the student’s registration is in error. The student should not be allowed to continue attending the class, but should be directed to the registrar’s office to correct the problem.

5. The unsatisfactory progress report forms are to be completed by all faculty members and returned to the registrar’s office no later than noon Friday, Oct. 15. Adherence to this schedule is essential since computer processing is done over the weekend. Reports no received in our office by noon Oct. 15 will not be accepted and it will become the responsibility of the faculty member to contact the deficient students. Unsatisfactory progress reports will be mailed to the students during the week beginning Oct. 25.

6. DO NOT SEND THROUGH THE MAIL. Please return forms directly to the registrar’s office, 201 Twamley Hall.
Thank you for your cooperation. If you have any questions, please call our office at 777-2712.

– Ray Pospisil, assistant registrar.


ITSS provides software license information

AutoDesk/AutoCAD licenses will expire Oct. 14. The new license year for AutoCAD 2005 will be Oct. 15, 2004, through Oct. 14, 2005.

Mathematica version 5 licenses are valid from Aug. 9, 2004, through Aug. 9, 2005.

PC SAS licenses are valid from March 1, 2004, through Feb. 28, 2005.

ESRI licenses are valid from July 1, 2004, to June 30, 2005 through this year’s contract.

ESRI Virtual Campus: Did you know that you have access to ESRI Virtual Campus classes if you use ESRI software products through UND? If you are interested in courses to help you learn more about using this software, please contact Amy for more information.

For questions regarding software licensing, please contact me at or 777-3786.

– Amy Indridason, information technology systems and services.


Library display focuses on violence against women

The Chester Fritz Library has an exhibit focusing on violence against women. This display explores the history, social and literary treatment of the topic. Books from the library’s general collections trace the scholarly treatment of the subject, and chronicle significant historical events. The exhibit is located on the second floor display cases near the main entrance and the reading room. The exhibit, prepared by Janet Rex, Victor Lieberman, and Felicia Clifton, will run through October.

– Wilbur Stolt, director of libraries.


ConnectND implementation begins on “final four”

A major piece of ConnectND is in operation on the “final four,” the campuses where full implementation has been delayed. PeopleSoft undergraduate admissions and recruitment functions were activated at Minot State University and MSU-Bottineau on Sept. 7. North Dakota State University and the University of North Dakota “went live” with admissions and recruitment the following week.

A few issues were resolved during the process and now admissions and recruitment personnel at those four schools are entering applications with PeopleSoft, admitting students, running letters, generating envelopes, assigning and managing checklists and running queries. Thus, PeopleSoft software is now in use on all 11 campuses. Graduate school, law school and medical school admissions and recruitment functions will be phased in later.

Student records and financial aid systems at the final four will follow, in January/February; then student financial functions next summer.

Finance and Human Resource Management Systems are aimed at a Jan. 1, 2005, implementation for the final four, joining the seven schools already using those functions.

– Jan Orvik, editor, for ConnectND.


Proposals sought for Frank Wenstrom research scholars

Frank Wenstrom dedicated his life to public service in the state of North Dakota. He served his state in the state senate and as lieutenant governor. He also chaired the constitutional revision committee. Continuing his commitment to his state after his death, he left his estate to the Department of Political Science and Public Administration and the Bureau of Governmental Affairs. To ensure that the money is used to continue to serve the state of North Dakota, the department and bureau are creating the Wenstrom Consortium for North Dakota Studies. This consortium will support research on public policy issues facing the state of North Dakota.

Undergraduate students working on honors theses or graduate students working on independent studies or theses on issues of relevance to public policy in North Dakota are eligible to apply. Interested students should provide a proposal (limited to two pages) including the following information.

1. Name, major, and year in school
2. A brief title of the project
3. A description of the project, including
a. The nature of the project
b. The work that the grant will support (the grant will support only the gathering of data)
c. The anticipated date when the project will be complete

The application should also include a budget on a separate page. Allowable expenses include such things as postage, stationery, and travel expenses. The grant will not cover salary. Normally grants will not exceed $500; up to two awards per semester will be made. Application deadline for the first competition is Monday, Oct. 25. Applications should be submitted to the Bureau of Governmental Affairs, Box 7167, Gamble Hall 160, and be clearly marked as Wenstrom Scholarship application.

The applications will be reviewed by the members of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration’s Bureau of Governmental Affairs committee. Applications will be judged based on the following criteria.
1. Clarity.
2. Relevance to North Dakota issues and problems.
3. A realistic time frame for completion.

Grant recipients must agree to permit the Bureau of Governmental Affairs to publish the completed project report and to distribute it to appropriate policy makers, administrators, and interested organizations.

— Mary Grisez Kweit, political science and public administration.


Honorary degree nominations sought

Members of the University council are invited to nominate outstanding individuals for an honorary degree. The deadline for submitting nominations is Friday, Dec. 3. Qualifications include, but are not limited to, the following State Board of Higher Education criteria (see SBHE, Policy 430.1):

1. The candidate should have had an association with the State of North Dakota. This association may be by virtue of birth, of residence, of education, of service to the state, the board, or one of the institutions governed by the board.

2. The candidate must have achieved a level of distinction which would merit comparable recognition in his or her profession or area of excellence.

3. The renown of the candidate should reflect favorably on the board, the institutions it governs, and the State of North Dakota.

In order to avoid any embarrassment, no suggestion shall be made to any person to be so honored until the State Board of Higher Education has acted on the nomination.

Institutional criteria and standards for the awarding of honorary degrees at the University of North Dakota have been established by the University senate. It is recommended that the following criteria be used in considering persons for an honorary degree:

1. Achievement of distinction in scholarship, or in comparable professional or creative achievement.

2. Recognized and outstanding service to the nation, to the state, or to the University of North Dakota.

3. Attendance at or graduation from the University of North Dakota, except as the individual is outstanding with reference to the preceding criteria 1 and 2.

4. Non-membership on the faculty of the University of North Dakota.

5. Scholarship specialization in an area in which the university normally grants an earned degree.

1. Nominations may be made by any member of the University council.

2. Nominations must be accompanied by a factual dossier providing evidence that the nominee meets the criteria and standards established by the University Senate (Nos. 1-5 above). Factual compilation should include the following, in the order listed:
a. A brief biography.
b. A list of scholarly writings, research and publications.
c. Description of public service and achievements.
d. List of offices and positions held.
e. Other factual justifications for consideration.

3. The nominee’s scholarship will be evaluated by the departmental faculty in the area of the nominee’s specialization, such evaluation to be a part of the dossier presented to the honorary degrees committee.4. A nominee will not be informed that he/she is being considered until the nomination has been approved at the SBHE level.

5. The titles of honorary degrees shall be distinct from those of earned degrees at UND.

6. No honorary bachelor’s or master’s degrees will be awarded.

On behalf of the honorary degrees committee, nominations and all supporting materials may be sent to the office of the vice president for academic affairs and provost, 302 Twamley Hall. The dateline for submitting nominations is Friday, Dec. 3.

– Martha Potvin, interim provost.


Scholarly activity funds awarded

The Senate scholarly activities committee received 40 requests for funds to travel to domestic or Canadian destinations (a total of $37,814.66); and 13 requests for funds to travel to Alaska, Hawaii, or foreign destinations (a total of $18,221.57), in response to the September call for proposals. The following awards were made at the committee meeting Sept. 24:

Foreign travel awards
Biswanath Bandyopadhyah (mechanical engineering), $720; Therese Costes (music), $489; Bjorn Dahlen (Upper Midwest Aerospace Consortium), $975; Jonathan Geiger (pharmacology, physiology and therapeutics), $745.80; William Gosnold (geology and geological engineering), $474; Bettina Heinz (communication), $325.92; Mark Hoffmann (chemistry), $1,159.20; Eric Murphy (pharmacology, physiology and therapeutics), 559.16; Donald Poochigian (philosophy and religion), $352.80; Claudia Routon (modern and classical languages and literatures), $591.82; Thomas Wiggen (computer science), $534; Min Wu (biochemistry and molecular biology), $570; Crystal Hui-Shu Yang (art), $598.40.

Domestic Travel Awards
Mark Askelson (atmospheric sciences), $296.33; Fathollah Bagheri (economics), $262.20; Gayle Baldwin (philosophy and religion), $265.80; Connie Bateman (marketing), $277.20; Michael Beard (English), $258; Nancy Beneda (finance), $298.80; Daniel Biederman (economics), $262.20; Eric Burin (history), $243.52; Hyunsoo Byun (art), $240; Kimberly Donehower-Weinstein (English), $287.40; Tracy Evanson (family and community nursing), $259.20; Saleh Faruque (electrical engineering), $321.60; Ann Flower (microbiology and immunology), $216.60; Cullen Goenner (economics), $262.20; Elizabeth Harris-Behling (English), $270; Mark Jendrysik (political science and public administration), $243.37; Richard Josephs (geology and geological engineering), $184.20; Lynda Kenney (technology), $238.80; Jason Lane (educational leadership), $293.70 ; Yeo-Howe Lim (civil engineering), $328.20; Patrick Luber (art), $138; Seong Hyun Nam (management), $307.80; Glenn Olsen (teaching and learning), $183.60; Patrick O’Neill (economics), $231; Kimberly Porter (history), $315.23; Sally Pyle (biology), $252.60; Lori Robison (English), $262.80; Bradley Rundquist (geography), $227.04; Sandra Short (physical education and exercise sciences), $186; Rebecca Simmons (biology), $200.40; William Smith (finance), $298.80; Jeffrey Sun (educational leadership), $294; Wayne Swisher (communication sciences and disorders), $286.80; Gary Towne (music), $125.76; Richard Van Eck (teaching and learning), $293.40; John Vitton (management), $225.54; Robert Wood (political science and public administration), $262.80; Jan Zahrly (management), $263.64; Marcellin Zahui (mechanical engineering), $300.60.

— Fred Remer (atmospheric sciences), chair, senate scholarly activities committee.


Call for presentations: Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health

Please visit for information concerning the 2005 Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health call for presentations. This year marks the 20th anniversary of Dakota Conference, which will be held at the Ramkota Inn, Bismarck, March 8-10, 2005.

The Dakota Conference is a forum for public health professionals, rural health care providers, health care researchers/educators and other health care professionals. This year’s conference theme is “Twenty Years of Strengthening Communities through Education, Innovation and Research.” The Dakota Conference is an interdisciplinary forum for sharing strategies for building and sustaining health communities in North Dakota.

Please consider submitting a proposal to present at the conference. You may choose to present as an individual or by a panel presentation. This is a great opportunity to share what you are doing and what you have learned with others around the state. The deadline for proposal submission is Friday, Oct. 22, 2004.

For more information please call our conference planners, Bismarck State College Corporate and Continuing Education at (701) 224-5600 or (800) 852-5685.

– Center for Rural Health.


Abstracts invited for international water conference

The second International Water Conference, “Research and education in an International Watershed: Implications for Decision Making,” is set for April 6-7, 2005, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Presented by the Red River Basin Institute, this meeting will feature plenary speakers and concurrent sessions centered on problematic issues of water management, flood damage reduction/mitigation, and natural resources protection/development that confront policy makers, scientists, and citizens of the Red River basin and surrounding region. Abstracts are due no later than Nov. 1, 2004.

For more information, go to

— Phil Gerla, associate professor of geology and geological engineering.


Deadline for public scholarship proposals approaches

Faculty are reminded that the deadline for submission of proposals to the new UND Public Scholarship Fund is Wednesday, Oct. 20. Proposals will be reviewed by an interdisciplinary committee, with decisions to be made by Nov. 15 for grant projects to be completed by June 30, 2005.

This grant round has two categories. Individual faculty may request up to $1,000 for expenses associated with developing contracts with one or more North Dakota communities to establish community partners for a future collaborative research project. The second category requires two or more faculty from more than one department with at least one public community partner in North Dakota requesting up to $5,000 to support a project addressing a significant public need or problem in North Dakota.

Proposal guidelines are available at Please contact me at 777-2287 or for more information.

– Lana Rakow, Center for Community Engagement.


UND phone book/directory available

The new 2004-05 UND phone book/directory is now available. Department copies may be purchased through the charge system or with cash at the University Barnes & Noble Bookstore. Locations at which cash purchases may be made are the Memorial Union Service Desk and Convenience Store, the Wilkerson Convenience Store, and the Walsh Convenience Store. Cost is $1.25.

The book lists names, addresses, phone numbers, and, in many cases, email addresses of faculty and staff, and names, phone numbers, and addresses of students. The book also contains much other information, including administrative, academic, and student governance personnel; residence hall and fraternity and sorority housing information; an overview and capsule history of the University; research and service agency information; the campus map; city map; events calendars; organization chart; emergency and disaster reaction procedures; campus and city bus schedules; political divisions and voting sites for Grand Forks; and campus mailing procedures.

- University relations.


Studio One features “The Price is Right” winner, Clothesline Project

“The Price is Right” contestant Joe Czech will share his experience on the show on the next edition of Studio One on Channel 3 in Grand Forks. Hearing the words “Joe Czech, come on down!” has been a lifelong dream for this college student. He will discuss what it was like to appear on a nationally televised game show.

Also on the next edition of Studio One, the Clothesline Project at UND pays tribute to Dru Sjodin. Designed to create awareness of violence against women and children, the event included testimonies from Linda Walker, Sjodin’s mother, and other family and friends.

Studio One is an award-winning news and information program produced at the University of North Dakota Television Center. The program airs live Thursday, Oct. 14, at 5 p.m. on UND Channel 3. Rebroadcasts can be seen at 7 a.m., noon, 7 p.m., and 11 p.m. daily and on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Prairie Public Television airs Studio One on Saturday at 6 a.m. The program can also be seen in Fargo, Bismarck/Mandan, Minot, Minneapolis, the Portland, Ore., metro area, and Winnipeg, Manitoba.

– Studio One.


More participants sought for menopause study

Thanks to all of you who have participated in our study looking at women’s health and menopause. We’re at a count of 35 and still looking for more participants. If you’re between 42 and 65 years and would be interested in learning more about our project, please call 777-2719.

– Donna Morris, College of Nursing.


Persons sought to pose as patients.

The Office of Medical Education is seeking people to hire as patients for our medical students. We are looking for people who would like to help students learn and practice history taking and physical exam skills.

We need a diverse group of healthy men and women, ages 25 to 80, with the following:
s a flexible schedule
s transportation to and from the University
s limited number of health problems

The positions available are part-time and short term, lasting only a Tuesday or Thursday afternoon from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. During this time, you would be interviewed and examined by three different student physicians. The experience would be much the same as a visit to your own doctor’s office. You would be asked to share your personal medical history and allow the student to do a physical exam. Don’t worry, this does not require shots, blood tests or other invasive procedures. Students are observed by physicians and all information is confidential. If there is medical or personal information you do not wish to share, you don’t have to. You will be paid $10 an hour for your participation.

If you are interested, please contact Dawn at 777-4028 in the Office of Medical Education as soon as possible. Please feel free to pass this information along to others who may be interested.

– Dawn Drake, medical education.


High-risk individuals should contact primary health care providers regarding flu shots

Because of the shortage of flu vaccine, UND faculty and staff who are at high risk of developing serious complications from the flu are encouraged to contact their primary health care providers.

– Jane Croeker, UND Student Health Services.


Campus walking trail maps available

Enjoy walking? Feel stressed and need a break? Want to get in shape? Want to become renewed and invigorated when outside? Check out the new walking trails on campus.

The physical wellness subcommittee, along with Rick Tonder, associate director of facilities, has created 14 walking/running trails for the UND campus. The trails, approximately one mile in length, cover most regions of campus and can be interconnected for a 5-10 mile walk. Three of the trails are indoor routes for year-round use. The School of Medicine loop even includes stair climbing to increase the workout.

Maps are available at the Wellness Center and Memorial Union and online through the UND home page at and the Wellness Center home page at

– Matt Remfert, co-chair, physical wellness subcommittee.

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